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Definition of final
coming at the end of a series:the final version of the report was presented reached or designed to be reached as the outcome of a process or a series of events:the final cost will easily run into six figures allowing no further doubt or dispute:the decision of the judging panel is final
1the last game in a sports tournament or other competition, which decides the winner of the tournament.
) a series of games constituting the final stage of a competition:the World Cup finals
) an examination at the end of a term, academic year, or particular class.
) British a series of examinations at the end of a degree course:she was doing her history finals
3 Music the principal note in a mode. 4
) British the final approach of a landing aircraft to a runway:the plane piloted by Richards was on finals
Do not confuse final
means 'coming at the end; last' or 'the last game in a series, to decide the overall winner' (the World Cup final
), whereas finale
means 'the last part of a piece of music, an entertainment, or a public event' (the festival ended with a grand finale